|Monday:||9am – 12pm|
|Tuesday:||9am – 7pm|
|Wednesday:||9am – 7pm|
|Thursday:||9am – 7pm|
|Saturday:||8am – 2pm|
Acupuncture is an ancient, traditional method to help patients manage a range of health conditions. We gently stimulate your body using the acupuncture points. We treat your energy imbalance and bring the flow back to normal. This harmonious energy flow can help you return to good health and create that feeling of wellbeing and ease in your life. We combine ancient Chinese knowledge with the latest Medical research to provide a better treatment outcome.
Clients choose Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with Bartley at Sevenways Health Centre:
- When you need help reducing the negative effects of stress
- Finding rapid relief for both your muscle and skeletal pain
- Sports injuries (sprained ankles, golfers/tennis elbow)
- Running and bootcamp injuries
- Improving sleep patterns
- Recovering your good mood and vitality
- Increasing your energy levels for improved focus at work
- Improving your immunity and recovery from colds and flu
- Balancing hormones through the changes in life (adolesence and menopause)
- Caring fertility and IVF support for both women and men
- Enjoying a healthy pregnancy and natural birth
- Effective herbal formulas and nutritional advice
- Can relieve migraine headaches
- Painful digestive disorders
- May help reduce scar redness post open heart surgery
- Exercise/stretching and rehabilitation advice
- Strapping and taping of all sports injuries
Acupuncture is one of several therapies used in Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, sterile, disposable needles inserted at specific points on the body to subtly influence how the body is functioning. Western science is slowly developing an understanding for the mechanism behind acupuncture, but has noted its effects on many of the body’s systems including the neurological, endocrine, respiratory and digestive systems.
The Chinese medical model is based on empirical science dating back more than 5000 years ago, archives have been passed down from generation to generation between families, scholars and practitioners. In countries like China and Korea Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the first line of healthcare offered to patients in hospitals. The fundamentals of TCM are based on an energetic system (referred to as Qi, pronounced “chee.”) Together with blood, qi that flows in a circuit around the body along channels, or meridians- Modern technology has since confirmed the location of these points through electromagnetic research. Each channel corresponds with an internal organ system. When this circuit is running smoothly, the body is in balance and there is health. However, if there is a disturbance in the circuit, the resulting imbalance may cause a variety of symptoms including physical pain, emotional unrest, digestive upset, insomnia, or any number of ailments. TCM focuses on treatment for the underlying issues of your health condition as well as providing some relief from the symptoms. With the insertion of acupuncture needles, the proper flow along the circuit is re-established, allowing the channels and their corresponding internal organs to return to a balanced state, and the body to normal physiological functioning. This can mean freedom from pain, mental fatigue and an increase in vitality to help you live your life more fully and creatively.
Acupuncture needles are very skinny , not much thicker than a hair. There is very little, if any, discomfort during their insertion. Once inserted, people report a variety of sensations including: heaviness at the point of insertion, tingling, warmth, dull aching and/or a drawing sensation. Overall, people feel a deep sense of relaxation, and many even fall asleep during the treatment.
This will vary depending on the nature of the problem and how long it has been present. Typically, if it is a new problem, improvement and/ or resolution may only take a few treatments. If the problem has been around for months or years, a longer course of treatment may be required. In this case it is rare that resolution would be reached in a single treatment. A typical course of treatment usually lasts somewhere between 4 to 6 sessions. Your practitioner will be able to discuss reasonable expectations for your particular condition after an evaluation .
Yes, when practiced by a Licensed Acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe. The needles used are pre-packaged, sterile and disposable, eliminating any chance of infection. Practitioners undergo 4 years of rigorous graduate level training and must pass National University Board Licensing exams. To find an AHPRA, ACCMA certified practitioner in your area, go to www.acupuncture.org.au
A treatment will start with a health history and rather extensive questioning about all aspects of the patient’s condition. This is followed by an exam in which the practitioner feels the pulses, examines the tongue and palpates the channels. This gives the practitioner a lot of information about the internal state of the body. The appropriate treatment will then be decided upon for that day. If appropriate, you will receive dietary, herbal and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the effects of your treatments.
Before receiving treatment, you should have something light to eat. Best to not come under the influence of any alcohol, caffeine or recreational drugs.
Moxibustion is the use of the herb Chinese mugwort, called moxa, on the skin to warm specific acupuncture points or areas like the abdomen. Moxa comes in a fine ground texture that is made into small cones and used either on the end of a needle or placed on the skin. The top is then lit and burns down a little way, creating a pleasant penetrating warmth. Used to warm the yang of the body. Call the clinic for more detailed information on how moxa may assist women during pregnancy.
Cupping is a therapy used to treat muscle pain or the early stages of colds and flu. Glass cups with suction are placed on the skin, usually on the back, and moved around for a short period of time to remove lactic acid from tight muscle groups.
|Monday:||10:30am – 4pm|
|Wednesday:||4pm – 7:30pm|
|Friday:||2pm – 7pm|
Pain and lack of physical mobility may be the result of musculoskeletal system injury or imbalance leaving the body unable to heal itself. By working wholistically utilising various soft tissue techniques – trigger point therapy, shiatsu, acupressure and stretching – balance can be restored so that your body can heal to the best of its ability. Whether you feel tired or stiff, or you have put stress on yourself and your body at home, at work or simply by carrying your shopping, this kind of treatment is for you.
Sports Massage aims at increasing flexibility and range of movement for sports performance. This makes the body less prone to injury by accelerating tissue growth and repair and decreasing recovery time. Using various soft tissue techniques, the aim is assist the athlete to prepare for peak performance so that imbalances can be corrected at an early stage and allow the body to properly recover post event.
Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic remedial and soothing treatment aimed specifically at easing a lot of the discomforts that pregnancy can bring. Regular remedial massage can reduce muscle cramps and back pain, soothe the nervous system, reduce peripheral swelling and help to prevent insomnia.
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed. The therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress down to their underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment
|Tuesday:||8am – 12:30pm|
|1:30pm – 6:30pm|
|Thursday:||8am – 12:30pm|
|1:30pm – 6:30pm|
|Saturday:||8am – 2pm|
What is Osteopathy / what to expect
Osteopathy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of medical conditions by working with the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy emphasises the interrelationship between the structure and function of the body and recognises the body’s ability to heal itself.
During your initial consultation your practitioner will go through a thorough case history with you which consists of questions in regard to your presenting complaint and, a brief medical and health history. This allows the practitioner to have a better insight into all potential contributing factors to your pain. Once it has been established that your complaint is appropriate for osteopathic treatment patient and practitioner will go through specific orthopaedic testing and assessment. This allows both practitioner and patient to have a better understanding of your presentation.
The great thing about osteopathy is there the wide range of techniques used to help treat your specific pain presentation, such as soft tissue techniques, joint manipulations, and gentle joint mobilisations. Together patient and practitioner will come up with a treatment plan that best suits the pain presentation and the patients expectations.
As osteopaths we understand that pain is an individual experience and can affect us all differently. Keren uses the biopsychosocial model of treatment to take into account the partnership between the body, mind and environmental factors and how they interact with one another – especially when a person is experiencing pain. Together patient and practitioner will address these factors and work towards a plan to get you back to doing the things you love. This may include the application of rehabilitation exercises or weekly goals which allows the patient to have control over their own healing journey.